Multidisciplinary Journal for Education, Social and Technological Sciences 2023-04-04T12:22:51+02:00 Carlos Llopis Albert Open Journal Systems <p style="margin-top: 0cm; margin-right: 0cm; margin-bottom: 6.0pt; margin-left: 0cm; text-align: justify; text-justify: inter-ideograph;">This journal publishes high quality manuscripts that engage theoretical and empirical issues including education, social and technological sciences. They are tackled from a multidisciplinary perspective. The journal also features case studies focusing on practical implications, or papers related to learning and teaching in social and science disciplines, and finally, reviews on recent books. Articles published in the MUSE journal are of importance to academics, policy makers, practitioners and analysts in government and organizations, seeking to understand the diverse and complex characteristics of international environments. Though preferences are given to manuscripts that are international in scope, papers focused on domestic contexts and issues are also welcome, in order to facilitate the sharing of knowledge and potential generalizability of findings worldwide.</p> Analysis of the integration of Sustainable Development Goals in the Industrial Engineering Degree Course 2022-12-07T19:13:26+01:00 Gabriela Bracho Ana M. Pedrosa Elizaveta Klyatskina Julien Maheut Soledad Bernal-Perez Juan Giner-Navarro <p>Universities play a key role in transforming society, which necessarily leads them to promote the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) laid down in the UN’s 2030 Agenda. The <em>Escuela Técnica Superior de Ingeniería Industrial (ETSII) </em>of the<em> Universitat Politècnica de València</em> (UPV) is working on a project to design and develop strategies and interventions to include the SDGs in their degree courses. For this, the present paper proposes a map of the industrial subjects in both the BSc in Engineering in Industrial Technologies and the MSc in Industrial Engineering to determine how far the SDGs have been incorporated into these courses. An exhaustive review of the syllabus of the related subjects was carried out, together with a diagnosis of the current status of the SDG concepts so far included. The subsequent analysis of the data identified the possibilities of each subject to develop a sense of responsibility for educating students in the SDGs.</p> 2023-04-04T00:00:00+02:00 Copyright (c) 2023 Authors Importance of learning mathematics through SF and Fantasy digital games: a case study for BEng students 2023-02-10T12:35:06+01:00 Vanesa Paula Cuenca-Gotor Alicia Herrero-Debón Dolors Roselló-Ferragud Santiago Moll-López Juan Antonio Monsoriu-Serra Jose Antonio Moraño-Fernández Marta Moraño-Ataz Luis Manuel Sánchez-Ruiz Erica Vega-Fleitas <p>This article presents the results of the creation of digital games, based on science fiction and fantasy themes, and their application in the mathematics subjects of Electronic and Aerospace BEng at the Polytechnic University of Valencia. Students' perception of the activities and their affinity with the chosen themes are studied. Data was collected through a questionnaire and voluntary interviews. A very positive perception of the performance of these activities has been obtained, both in terms of results and motivation.</p> 2023-04-04T00:00:00+02:00 Copyright (c) 2023 Authors University Entrepreneurship at the Service of Rural Society. The RuralYU Project as an Action Learning Process 2023-01-15T11:20:49+01:00 María Begoña Sáiz Mauleón Irene Badía Madrigal Rita Gorriz Salanova Inés Mondragón Pons Victoria Olcina Marcos Pedro Sáez Martínez Pablo Tortosa Juanes Guillem García Martín María Cos Aznar <p>The article presents the RuralYU university entrepreneurship project, developed by the Youth University Design (YUDesign) <em>Spontaneous Generation </em>(GE) group of the <em>School of Design Engineering </em>(ETSID<em>), </em><em>at the Polytechnic University of Valencia</em> (UPV)<em>. </em>RuralYU aspires to reduce rural depopulation in collaboration with university students, who, by carrying out academic work, cover specific needs with the aim of strengthening rural development. The idea of ​​an inter-university collaboration programme with the rural world arose after having won the Vodafone Foundation’s Project Lab 2021 national contest within the framework of GLOBAL CHANGE with the proposal “RuralLife4Good. Accommodation grant programme for the empowerment of rural environments”. The winning proposal, which was implemented as a pilot project in Ràfol de Salem during the 2021-2022 academic year, values ​​the importance of the university at the service of society, in this case as an axis of urgent and necessary activation to avoid rural abandonment.</p> 2023-04-04T00:00:00+02:00 Copyright (c) 2023 Authors Comprehensive educational model based on Challenge-Based Learning for the improvement of competency performance 2023-01-15T11:27:01+01:00 Diego Carmona-Fernández Diego Rodríguez-Méndez José Luis Canito-Lobo Francisco Quintana-Gragera Juan Pablo Carrasco-Amador Alfonso Carlos Marcos-Romero Jesús M. Rodríguez-Rego Laura Mendoza-Cerezo <p>"Insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results". This phrase, attributed to Albert Einstein, contains a message that sums up what is happening in education systems. Fortunately, an increasing number of "madmen" are choosing to do something different to "innovate" in the teaching-learning process.</p> <p>This paper shows the influence of innovating in four key aspects that influence learning: instruction, methodology, space and time, if we want to improve competence performance and start to make the objectives of the Bologna Declaration a reality, through experiences carried out in the School of Industrial Engineering (EII) of the University of Extremadura.</p> 2023-04-04T00:00:00+02:00 Copyright (c) 2023 Authors Creating new teaching contents with a design approach. How the use of design methodologies based on professional experiences can be used to create successful courses in a limited timeframe 2023-01-16T10:02:40+01:00 Kiko Gaspar Quevedo José Miguel Abarca Fernández <p>The aim of this paper is to analyze and evaluate the effectiveness of the use of design thinking and other design methodologies to address the creation and implementation of a new subject in the Design Engineering and Product Development degree at the Polytechnic University of Valencia (UPV).&nbsp;</p> <p>The main teaching objective for this subject is to improve the understanding and perception that students have of themselves, the degree, the profession and their future professional options.</p> 2023-04-04T00:00:00+02:00 Copyright (c) 2023 Gaspar Quevedo, K., & Abarca Fernández, J. M. Towards skill-based evaluation in a hybrid learning context: an experience in Aircraft Maintenance 2023-01-10T10:43:00+01:00 Marcos Carreres Roberto Navarro Josep Gómez Soriano Andrés Omar Tiseira <p>COVID-19 forced Higher Education to take place virtually. The evaluation process was particularly sensitive, mainly if it involved written tests. Still, it posed an opportunity to revise learning activities and evaluations. The Aircraft Maintenance course at UPV was driven from a content-based evaluation toward a skill-based one, replacing an open-answer test with a thorough assignment. Student grades and surveys motivated the perpetuation of the activity once students were back in a classroom.</p> 2023-04-04T00:00:00+02:00 Copyright (c) 2023 Authors Quality assessment program of the teaching activity of the higher education faculty staff. A case study 2023-04-03T09:13:09+02:00 Carlos Llopis-Albert Francisco Rubio Shouzhen Zeng Carlos Devece María Eugenia Torner-Feltrer <p>The European Higher Education area has as one of its axes of development the promotion of quality in universities. Within this framework, the assessment of the quality of the teaching staff is highly recommended. With this aim the Teaching Evaluation Support Programme (DOCENTIA) promoted by Spanish National Agency for Quality Assessment and Accreditation (ANECA) is designed to satisfy the needs of the higher education system for a model and procedures to guarantee the quality of the teaching activity while fostering its development and recognition. Currently, more than 90% of the Spanish universities participate in this program, throughout its different phases. This paper presents this program, explains how it is being implemented at the Universitat Politècnica de València (UPV, Spain), and provides the proposed amendments by the evaluation commission during the follow-up verification phase that must be justified and solved during the monitoring phase, which is currently in progress, to obtain the certification.</p> 2023-04-04T00:00:00+02:00 Copyright (c) 2023 Authors